Jonathan wrote:My wife was able to get a tourist visa to the US. I am a US citizen myself. I helped her prepare for questions (and make a binder of supporting documents) and we had proof of property ownership here in Peru. You just have to be honest and prove that you have no intentions of staying in the US.
Americorps wrote:That has nothing to do with this discussion. We are talking sub-minimum wages...a system I do not condone or support, but one that legal immigrants will not and do not put up with. So again, you are missing many facts.
We have a very difficult financial situation tied with our illegal immigration problem and your views, according to the GAO, and others who have studied the facts, spell nothing but severe economic disaster for our country.
Alan wrote:I am not in favor of illegal immigration, but what I cannot understand is how the US (and other countries in the same pickle) turned a blind eye to illegal immigration for so many years, sending a tacit message that it was "almost okay", then, all of a sudden they pull a 180, and people with homes, jobs and families are sudenly jerked out of their surroundings and sent back "home". It hardly seems fair, or even "good business...if we are going to use the "country as a business" metaphor. Instead, why not set up some criteria for an amnesty.. admit past errors... build the bloody wall... and try again? Make it clear that you are not setting a precedent with the amnesty.
(ps... All of those on this board who are quasi-illegal in Peru, please raise your hand)
Ron wrote:See more people, make more money (for the US) feel like God? I really would hate to believe that these are the reasons why people make these decisions.
Ron wrote:My brother-in-law was denied a visitor visa, to the USA, on Monday. The interviewer asked him 3 questions:
1. Where do you work? A: He is a student at Catholica.
2. Do you own any property? A: He is a student so, no.
3. Do you have a wife/children? A: No.
Thank-you, but denied. Approx. 2 minutes.
What really blows my mind is that they did not look at any of his documentation. His mother has been to Canada to visit us and to the states to visit her other daughter. The letter written by the brother-in-law who used to work at the embassy in Lima, the copy of finances etc...not even a peek!! Brutal. And apparently, as seen in this post, this is the norm. Why would you not, at least, check the documentation and then make a decision based on the information presented to you?
See more people, make more money (for the US) feel like God? I really would hate to believe that these are the reasons why people make these decisions.
LauraMH wrote:I know this is an old post and things change, I'm wondering.......anyone had any positive experience. Anyone married to a Peruivan who plans to stay and live in Peru who has been granted a tourism visa to the US. I am so nervous to try. I think it will be a lifetime before my husband tries again if he is denied.
I've been in Peru 2 years. We've been married 7 months. I don't have a US based job. We have land in Peru. I just don't know if it's worth it. I'm also wondering does anyone know if there is a limit to the number of times you can apply?
ncaparo wrote:Hi everyone,
So I am a US citizen and live here with my mom. I recently graduated college and have a full time job as an accountant. I have a brother that goes to college. Anyway I am planning to get married soon and would like my dad to come to the wedding. He lives in Lima. What are the chances my dad would be granted a visitor's visa to come to my wedding? I only need him here for a couple of weeks not even a month. He would stay in my apartment. And how much would the application cost?
Arroz con Pollo wrote:If you are married I imagine it's a lot easier. On the other hand, if you have a girlfriend she is better off not even mentioning the fact that she has a US citizen love interest. He or she needs to get a visa on their own merits. I've heard of people with no ties to Peru, no bank account, no credit cards getting tourist visas and then licensed psychologists who own property getting denied. It seems quite random to me.
I was thinking of signing my girlfriend up for a Yemen based Al Queda training camp so I can get her a US visa. I'll have her dad call up the US embassy to seal the deal.
LauraMH wrote:I say.....try it. The cost is around $150. So if you can afford to lose that amount then that's all you'd be out if it doesn't happen and if it does.......how wonderful!